Indulgent Cookie Cakes
Cheat that sweet tooth this Christmas with our deliciously indulgent Cookie Cakes. As with all our recipes, you’ll find just as much pleasure as the shop bought alternative with extra nutrition and at no guilty-expense.
Tip: Serve them warm for gooey chocolatey goodness!
What you’ll need:
150ml coconut milk
2 tbsps flaxseed, ground
2 tbsps ground almonds
3 tbsps coconut flour
200g gluten-free flour of choice
2 tbsps organic cocoa powder 1 tsp bicarbonate of soda
4 tbsps chocolate flavour whey or rice protein powder (optional)
6 pitted dates, chopped finely
45g dark chocolate (minimum 70% cocoa), cut into small pieces
3 tbsps organic coconut oil, melted
50ml olive oil 3 tbsps stevia (or natural sweetener of your choice)
2 tsps vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 180˚C/350˚F.
Mix the coconut milk, flaxseed and almonds in a bowl.
Mix the flours, cocoa powder, bicarbonate of soda, protein powder, dates and chocolate in a bowl. Add the oils, stevia and vanilla extract to the coconut milk mixture. Stir well. Leave to stand for 10 minutes.
Pour the wet mixture into the dry mixture and stir well. Add a drop of water if needed. The consistency should be of a thick paste.
Line several trays with baking paper. Roll small amounts of the mixture into balls. Press gently into disc shapes (maximum 15mm thick) onto the baking paper. Allow some space between the cookies, as they will spread whilst baking. Sprinkle a little extra stevia on top of each cookie, and gently press it into the dough. Bake for 7 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack to cool.